Stories Told in the Wigwam

Stories Told in the Wigwam

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...them eagerly as they joined hands, and danced airily round and round the ring; singing to the music which two of their number made, as seated in the midst of the circle, they touched their harps of gold. He viewed with delight the beautiful features of each one as they passed close to him; each, apparently, being fairer than the one before. For a long time he could not decide which to admire most; till, finally, one, slightly younger than the others, and, to his mind, more graceful and dainty, fixed his attention, and, he was so enraptured by her charms, that forgetting himself for an instant, he sprang forward to clasp her In his arms. In an instant, the whole party had taken alarm; the charm music ceased, and the Leaf Chariots, each with its tiny occupant, silently vanished into the moonbeam. Alcon threw himself down on the ground in ALCON AND THE MOON MAIDEN despair, bewailing his impetuosity and foolishness in coming forth from his place of concealment; and, although he watched ceaselessly, till daybreak, there was no sign of the Puk-Wudjies. Early the next morning, he met in the woods, Waubos, the Hare, and to him he told the story of his misfortune of the night before. "Return to-night," advised Waubos, the Hare, "perhaps they will come again to dance in the Magic Ring. I will come too, and see if I can help you in any way." So Alcon passed the day with the utmost impatience, anxiously waiting for the night to come; and, long before it was dark, he was in the woods, waiting for the Moon to rise. Waubos, the Hare, met him there later on and said: --" If you like, I will turn you into a Hare like myself; we can then both go near to the Ring without frightening the Puk-Wudjies." Alcon thought that this...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772032
  • 9781236772039